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fr-sava-time-to-go-forward-and-start-dialogue-11-12-2015 Interview 13 Nov 15

Fr. Sava: Time to Go Forward and Start Dialogue

Sava Janjic, the Abbot of Visoki Decani Monastery, says Serbian heritage needs to be settled within the Brussels dialogue before any further discussion on UNESCO status.

serbia-s-unesco-victory-has-exposed-its-true-face-11-12-2015 Comment 12 Nov 15

Serbia’s UNESCO ‘Victory’ Has Exposed its True Face

Belgrade’s brutal and offensive campaign against Kosovo’s membership bid, comparing it to ISIS, has reminded Europe and its own neighbours of how little the ‘new’ Serbia has changed.

opposition-is-pulling-kosovo-into-the-unknown-11-05-2015 comment 06 Nov 15

Opposition is Pulling Kosovo Into the Unknown

The government may be arrogant but the opposition’s radical tactics risk polarising society to an unprecedented degree, as well as stirring ethnic tension.

kosovo-serb-rift-creates-headache-for-belgrade-10-12-2015 analysis 12 Oct 15

Kosovo Serb Rift Creates Headache for Belgrade

Open rift in main Serbian coalition in Kosovo poses a challenge for Serbia, although it is unlikely to derail Serbia’s key policies in Kosovo.

serbian-fears-about-kosovo-s-army-are-myth-10-05-2015 Comment 06 Oct 15

Serbian Fears About Kosovo’s ‘Army’ Are Myth

The Serbian elites are busy hyping the dangers of a Kosovo army – but a glance at Kosovo’s recent security review reveals them as fantasies.

opposition-campaign-risks-destabilizing-kosovo-10-02-2015 Analysis 02 Oct 15

Opposition Campaign Risks Destabilizing Kosovo

The opposition’s latest move to block the work of parliament could foment dangerous tensions in the unstable country, experts fear.

kosovo-serbia-begin-diplomatic-battle-over-unesco-09-17-2015 Comment 17 Sep 15

Kosovo, Serbia Begin Diplomatic Battle over UNESCO

Pristina and Belgrade are set for another diplomatic battle over Kosovo’s bid to join United Nations cultural body UNESCO which could further damage relations between Serbia and its former province.

kosovo-and-serbia-offer-havens-for-jail-dodgers-09-16-2015 Feature 16 Sep 15

Kosovo and Serbia Offer Havens for Jail-Dodgers

Convicted criminals from Kosovo and Serbia only have to cross each other’s borders in order to escape serving jail sentences for the crimes that they committed.

brussels-package-leaves-kosovo-full-of-foreboding-09-10-2015 Analysis 10 Sep 15

Brussels Package Leaves Kosovo Full of Foreboding

While most Kosovo Serbs show skeptical optimism on governance deal, many Kosovo Albanians fear they have signed away some of their country’s sovereignty.

rebuilding-trust-in-a-divided-kosovo-town-08-14-2015 Interview` 20 Aug 15

Restoring Trust in a Divided Kosovo Town

After the Kosovo war, activist Valdete Idrizi realised that reconciliation would only be possible if Serbs and Albanians in her ethnically-divided town of Mitrovica started talking to each other again.

greek-drama-hangs-over-merkel-s-visit-to-serbia Comment 06 Jul 15

Greek Drama Hangs Over Merkel’s Visit to Serbia

Faced with a debacle in Greece, Angela Merkel will want to extract good news from her trip to Belgrade – but Vucic should still not expect an easy ride.

degrees-collect-dust-in-kosovo-serbia-diploma-war Feature 30 Apr 15

Degrees Collect Dust in Kosovo-Serbia Diploma War

Kosovo and Serbia’s refusal to recognize each other’s educational qualifications is hurting minorities in both countries.

serb-wears-kosovo-uniform-with-pride Feature 10 Apr 15

Serb Wears Kosovo Uniform with Pride

Marko Ristic is willing to fight in future army – despite the deep misgivings that idea arouses among many Kosovo Serbs.

victory-was-born-on-the-day-of-nato-intervention Interview 24 Mar 15

Why I Named My Kosovo War Child ‘Victory’

Nazmi Kaciku’s daughter was born on the day NATO launched air strikes against Serbian forces on March 24, 1999, so he gave her a name that celebrated Kosovo Albanians’ struggle.

bitter-memories-of-kosovo-s-deadly-march-riots Feature 17 Mar 15

Bitter Memories of Kosovo’s Deadly March Riots

Eleven years after ethnically-charged unrest across Kosovo left 19 people dead and caused many more to flee, an elderly Serb couple recall how they survived the violence.